There was no record of a man paying his parking fine
Our story begins when Abraham, an amiable man from Brooklyn, earned some evil NYC parking tickets. He paid the parking fines by mailing a check to the Evil Empire.
Sadly, a few weeks later he got a notice from the Evil Empire that he still owed the money. Yikes!
Abraham immediately called and explained that he paid by check and had a receipt from his bank to prove the money was deducted from his account. Despite these assurances from Abraham, the Evil Empire claimed they never received payment.
Abraham realized that he better get some help from Baquero and contacted NBC News. Their subsequent investigation disclosed that after he mailed the check, an unknown third party altered and cashed it. Because of these circumstances, the Bank returned the money to Abraham, the Evil Empire waived the late fees, and Abraham paid his fines.
Here’s the NBC video report:
Wow. What a story. The takeaway from this tale of the stolen parking fine is that it ain’t over until the Evil Empire receives its money.
Just because you mailed a check, it doesn’t mean the Evil Empire received your hard-earned dough.
How many of youse guys and gals pay your parking fines by mailing a check to the Evil Empire? Do you think you should reconsider your method of payment?
I recommend beating all those nasty parking tickets. But, in the unlikely event you lose one (or two), why not pay your parking fines:
Question: Was this a fair outcome? Or, once you can prove you mailed your check addressed to the DOF, should it be the Evil Empire’s task to find the money?